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Sakai Takayuki Honyaki VG10 Stainless Dragon Engraved Japanese Yanagiba Knives with Saya

This VG10 Honyaki Knives with Dragon engraving are made from 100% single material VG-10 stainless steel for professional chefs, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. In addition, the full VG10 blade is forged through Honyaki process, so the edge gets very hard and retains its sharpness for …

Yu Kurosaki SHIZUKU R2(SG2) Hammered Chef Knives

Yu Kurosaki SHIZUKU series are crafted out of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) micro carbide powder stainless steel, one of the hardest blade steel in the world, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. The blade surface has unique & artistic SHIZUKU hammered texture which conjures droplets …

JAPAN BLUE Indigo VG10 Damascus Chef’s Knives by Sakai Takayuki, for BEST GIFT

This beautiful “JAPAN BLUE” version by Sakai Takayuki is crafted out of a 33-layer Damascus Stainless steel (VG10 Alloy Core) with Japanese traditional indigo-dyed (Ai-zome) beautiful blue handle. These blades have a seriously sharp edge, extremely hard (hardness : 60-61 HRC), excellent edge retention and a light center balanced feel. 210mm & 240mm Gyuto Chef’s …

Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Suminagashi Aogami #1 Damascus Sakimaru-Takohiki Sashimi Knife with Saya Cover

The Suminagashi (special damascus) pattern of Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro is more beautiful than those of any other damascus knives.  In addition, this Yoshihiro blade is made with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.1 Steel, known as Japanese prime high carbon steel as “Yasugi Hanage”. Please be noted that the combination of Aogami …

Hattori KD30 COWRY-X 121 Layered Damascus Knives (80 year-old-anniv. Limited Version)

The HATTORI SAN 121 Layered KD30 Damascus series feature unsurpassed quality of performance and the highest consumer properties, and specially produced in commemoration of the 80-year-old anniversary of Ichiro Hattori, one of the famous master blacksmith in Japan.   The core cutting layer is made of COWRY X steel (contains 3% carbon, 0.3% vanadium, 1% …

Shigeki Tanaka Swordlike Archformed Aogami No.2 Damascus Sakimaru-Takohiki Sashimi Knives

The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Swordlike Knife series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives. The blade shows its stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese sword. This material has highest wear resistance …

Hard-to-get MASAMOTO KS3124 Chef Knife (Gyuto) 240mm, only a few pieces in stock now

Very popular and hard-to-get MASAMOTO Honkasumi Gyokuhaku-ko Chef Knife (Gyuto)240mm, a few pieces in stock. This gyuto 240mm KS3124 has been back-ordered for approx. a year because their traditional-beautility & popularity. But, now is the extremely rare chance to purchase the valuable blades just for you. Again, the stock is very limited, and we hope …

Mt.Fuji-on-Wave Mirrored Honyaki Yanagiba Knife by Togashi Kenji – Sakai Takayuki

This Honyaki knife with Mt.Fuji on wave is the quite hard-to-get and hard-to-make item.  The blacksmith is “Togashi Kenji” in Sakai, known as one of the most acclaimed traditional craftsmen, capable of making water-quenched honyaki knives of superb quality with a Mount Fuji patterned hamon. Their high hardness and excellent heat treatment make them tools …

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